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NFS: Nitro gets early release

With its next-gen cousin Need for Speed: Shift still riding high in the UK charts, publisher EA has announced that it has bought forward the release date for it’s second NFS title of the year, Nitro. Originally scheduled for release on November 20th, the Wii and DS game will now …

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UK CHARTS: Need for Speed victorious

Reinventing the Need for Speed franchise was always going to be a bit of a gamble for EA, but it seems that the risk has paid off with Xbox 360, PS3, PC and PSP outing Need for Speed: Shift racing straight to the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats …

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NFS Shift UK Championship announced

Ahead of the release of Need for Speed: Shift on September 18th, publisher EA has teamed up with the UK’s leading games retailer GAME to run a nationwide competition that takes place in key GAME outlets. Kicking off on August 28th, heats will take place in 49 stores across the …

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EA: Need For Speed back on top

Electronic Arts believes Need For Speed: Shift will see the franchise reclaim its crown as king of the racers, after a disappointing showing in 2008. The company is preparing a major marketing plan to support the title when it hits PS3, Xbox 360, PSP and PC on September 18th. Shift …

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November arrival for NFS Nitro

The second prong in EA’s three-tiered reinvention of its massively popular Need for Speed series has been given a firm release date in the UK and US. Need for Speed: Nitro, the Wii and DS versions of the racing series, will be released in the UK on November 20th. The …

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Need for Speed reinvention revealed

Following the questions asked of the franchise just this morning , publisher EA has announced that its successful Need for Speed franchise is to get a radical three-SKU revamp in 2009, with the casual market being at the heart of the reinvention. MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz has the full story …

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Need for Speed facing the chop?

Various sources across the industry are speculating that EA’s Black Box studio in Canada may soon be closed. Speculation from unnamed sources also suggests that because of the less than favourable nature of reviews of Need For Speed: Undercover, which also suffered relatively poor sales compared to previous iterations of …

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EA announces Need for Speed Live event

US publisher Electronic Arts has announced that it will debut a brand new car show based on its popular Need for Speed franchise next year at UK race circuit Brands Hatch. Need for Speed Live, which will take place on June 26th and 27th next year, is described as a …

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